(Closed) What's Your Total E-Ring Size? :)

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What is your TOTAL carot size of your e-ring?

    < 0.25

    0.25 - 0.50

    0.51 - 0.75

    0.76 - 1.00

    1.01 - 1.50

    1.51 - 2.00

    2.01 - 2.50

    2.51 - 3.00

    3.01 - 3.50

  • Post # 17
    7414 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MissAshleyRenee:  it’s actually not a great diamond – the cut is poor, the color isn’t great and it has a visible inclusion (it looks like it has a smudge on it).  There are a lot of reasons that we didn’t use the ring I inherited (I already owned and FH wanted to give me something from him, there’s a weird history to the ring too).  But I do love it!

    Post # 19
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Keep in mind “total carat weight” is a marketing gimick. The small diamonds used as accents on rings (melee diamonds) are very inexpensive. Small diamonds like that are $10-$15 a pop – I’ve pisted a link to prices of them when a bee gets upset about losing one out of a setting. 

    Just remember to pay attention to thr center stone (s) carat weight, because the melee carat. Weight doesn’t meaningless – but some people pay far too much for setttings b/c they think that tcw is somewhat value equiv elent to larger stone carat wt.

    Sorry typing this on phone.  Grrrr

    Post # 20
    4394 posts
    Honey bee

    @mypinkshoes:  do you happen to have a hand shot of your eternity band and your plain band together?

    Post # 21
    7853 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    Hmm. The thread title says total ER weight, not total of the ER and WB or wrap or stackable bands. But most replies indicate total SET weight. I have a solitaire and plain metal WB, but I do have anniversary bands and eternity bands to mix things up now and then. But I answered according to total ER (solitaire) weight (1.71 ct), not total set weight. 

    Post # 22
    1955 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    my e-ring is 0.25ctw.

    Post # 24
    1502 posts
    Bumble bee

    @MissAshleyRenee:  Your rings are gorgeous!

    Mine is 1.67 tcw Henri Daussi with a 1.01 cushion cut diamond center that is VVS2 F, and has 26 small diamonds on the halo and band varying from VS1-VS2 and E-F.  I have not yet selected a wedding band, but based on the ones I am looking at, that will add another carat give or take.

    Post # 26
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have a solitaire that is 0.73 carats.

    Post # 28
    5486 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Something like 1.18 center & 1.81 total for ering

    .76 (I think) for wedding band


    Post # 29
    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Center diamond: 2 carats

    Side stones: .2 carats

    So, 2.2 total

    Post # 30
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I voted for the lowest tcw… though I’m not sure, looking at mine I would guess it’s in that category 🙂

    Post # 31
    5521 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @MirnaMinkoff:  Very true.

    I have a cluster, and even though I went for the best-quality stones available in that size (D VVS1), the bulk of the cost of the ring was in the metal (platinum; big setting) and the labor (lots of micropave diamonds which take a while to set, plus it was a custom piece so obv the cost of designing it, too). The diamonds account for the smallest part of the cost.

    This is one reason I don’t get why people panic about pave settings. I had my original ring 2.5 years and never lost a stone, espite knocking it many times etc, but had I lost one, I wouldn’t have been devastated, and it wouldn’t have cost much to put right.


    Anyhoo, in response to the OP: mine’s a 0.66 TCW cluster, and I love it 🙂

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